Belongs to: flowers

Moschatel Adoxa moschatellina

Also known as: townhall clock, Good Friday plant

Best time to see: Mar to May

Key facts

Inconspicuous low carpet-making plant of woodland rides and shady banks

Green flowers in tight heads of five (like a townhall clock, plus one on top), and smelling faintly of musk

Can grow in very large colonies but distribution now very scattered


One of the first flowers to bloom in spring and nearly always before April: hence 'Good Friday plant'

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Photo © Tony Gunton

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